Murray-Kemp, Sarris-Grau combine for 23

Cullen Murray-Kemp © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

TOWSON, Md. – Tied at 42-all, Stevenson scored the next five points to key a 51-48 men's basketball victory over McDaniel in the consolation semifinals of the 2011 Pride of Maryland Touranment at Goucher on Friday.

Louis Sarris-Grau (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Lower Moreland) led the Green Terror (0-2) with 11 points and six rebounds. Cullen Murray-Kemp (Trappe, Md./Easton) had 12 points and four rebounds.

Greg Collins led three players in double figures for the Mustangs (1-1) with 14 points. He also grabbed eight boards. Stefon McCray added 13 while Jason Jones chipped in 11.

In a second half filled with four ties and nine lead changes, Murray-Kemp tied the game for the final time, hitting a free throw with 4:54 on the clock.

Brandon Carroll responded at the other end with a layup and then added a free throw nearly a minute later to stretch the advantage to three.

Brett Burrier hit a jumper in the lane to make it a five-point lead before Murray-Kemp hit 1 of 2 from the charity stripe with 2:47 showing.

Sarris-Grau added another 1-for-2 showing 28 seconds later before two McCray free throws stretched the lead back to five with 1:58 on the clock.

A pair of Sarris-Grau baskets made it a one-point contest with 1:09 to play before McCray set the final margin with a jumper in the final 32 seconds.

The Green Terror had three shots on its final possession but could not convert.

A McCray three-point play staked Stevenson to a 3-0 lead just nine seconds into the game.

Tyler Rudd (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) counted with a 3-pointer before Jones sparked an 8-0 run to put the Mustangs on top 11-3 with 16:10 to play in the opening half.

Trailing 13-6, Evan Pupelis (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) hit a putback jumper with 10:53 to play to spark a 5-0 stretch that closed the deficit to two just 58 seconds later.

A Doug Macrone (Hatboro, Pa./Hun School of Princeton) 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining gave McDaniel a 24-23 lead at the break.

Rudd stretched the lead to three just 1:01 into the second half .

Trailing 29-27, Jones countered an Andrew Merlo (Rehoboth, Del./Cape Henlopen) 3-pointer with a trey of his own four minutes into the stanza.

Merlo and McCray exchanged layups three minutes later before four straight points from Rollins made it a 36-31 game with 11:22 showing.

McDaniel returns to action against Goucher in the seventh-place game on Saturday. Game time is 6 p.m.

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